Wineries

2015 Astrolabe Wrekin Vineyard Chenin Blanc

The Astrolabe Wrekin Vineyard Chenin Blanc is made from grapes grown on a loess clay slope. We hand pick the grapes to give a delicacy to the pheniolics. 

ACCOLADES

5 stars! 'EXCELLENT' Michael Cooper’s NZ Buyer’s Guide 2017

WINEMAKER NOTES

Far up the Southern Valleys sits Jan and Andrew Johns' Wrekin Vineyard. The soils, based on glacial outwash, are some of the older in the province and range from deep loams to tight clays. Jan and Andrew have a strong commitment to organic viticultural practice, moving the Wrekin towards organic certification.

The Chenin Blanc is partially barrel fermented with wild yeast for complexity and with the remainder in stainless steel to preserve the fruit flavours. All fruit is free-run to retain the purity of the fruit.

Aromas of apples and honeysuckle with lemon-honey and a little vanilla from the oak. Medium bodied with a minerally length and flavours of crisp apple, lemon and peach.

AVA: Marlborough Alc: 13.5% • pH: 3.25 • TA: 6.7 g/1

$24.99 /750ml